Alga Norte Now Running With Solar

by The Editors on February 6, 2015

Alga Solar

The solar panels placed at the Alga Norte Park will power most of the park’s electrical needs rolling forward while at the same time providing shade in the park’s hot parking lots.

The 720 solar panels, which cover two rows of Alga Norte’s parking lot and provide shade for park visitors, are expected to generate about 360,000 kilowatt-hours of energy a year, which is enough to power about 55 average San Diego homes. It also will cut carbon dioxide output by approximately 6,838 tons over a 25-year period, which is the equivalent of cutting the emissions of automobiles driving 15 million miles. . . “This system will give us the ability to watch in real time our energy consumption compared to our production,” said City of Carlsbad Civic Projects Manager Patrick McGarry. “That will give us an opportunity to see how much energy the panels are producing and when we’re spiking electric power, allowing us to make decisions to reduce consumption.”

According to the City the panels, which cost $720,000, will pay for themselves in 11 years and begin creating a $66,000 a year savings in year 12. For the official word from the City of Carlsbad, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Valentine’s Concert Series In Carlsbad Village

by The Editors on February 2, 2015

RachelleverenzThe Carlsbad Village Association invites you to take a Valentine’s Day stroll through adorned Village streets and swoon over live performances by local violinists Karen Guizar and Rachel Leverenz (pictured right), as well as crooner Alan Land.

While you’re out, keep the romance alive and cozy up to a glass of wine or sweet treat at Village shops like Relm Wine Bar and Carlsbad Chocolate Bar. Village restaurants like Paon, Blue Ocean Robata & Sushi and The Land & Water Co. will also be offering decadent menus for a pre or post performance feast. . . The free, family-friendly Valentine’s Day concerts will be on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 6 to 8pm. Performance sites are located outside of Carlsbad Chocolate Bar on the corner of Carlsbad Village Drive and State Street, Viz Art Ink on the corner of Grand Avenue and State Street and Paon Restaurant on Roosevelt Street.

For all the details, please click the link.

[Link: Carlsbad-Village.com]

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Stage Kiss Previews At New Village Arts

by The Editors on January 28, 2015

872A5641-Cffe-4295-8955-D31F704214F0Previews for the New Village Arts Theatre production of Stage Kiss begin this weekend (January 30, 2015) with pay-what-you-can ticket pricing.

PWYC tickets are subject to availability, and are first-come first-served starting an hour before the performance. There is no guarantee that all patrons seeking tickets via the PWYC option will receive a ticket. . . Reserved seats are available for preview performances at $24 a seat. These seats can be purchased anytime via the NVA Box Office or www.newvillagearts.org. This option guarantees you a seat!

This is the West Coast premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s play about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss, or when actors share a real one. For more information, please click the link.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]

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Besos de Coco At The Carlsbad Library

by The Editors on January 21, 2015

You’ll never look at a classical guitar, standup base or tap dancer the same after experiencing Besos de Coco’s eclectic mix of jazz, Brazilian, and classical music. They will be playing a winter concert at the Carlsbad Library’s Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 6 PM.

This fun and flavorful trio features classical guitarist Lorraine Castellanos, double bassist Evona Wascinski and tap dancer Claudia Gomez Vorce, whose magical footwork conjures the sound of percussion instruments.

This special event is free, and seating is limited and first come, first served. Please follow the jump for more info. [click to continue…]

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St. Patrick Catholic School’s Open House

by The Editors on January 21, 2015

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Thinking a good, solid Catholic school education might be right for your kids? If so, Carlsbad’s St. Patrick Catholic School has just the K-8 institution for you and they’re having an open house on Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 10 to 11 AM you can check it out and meet the staff.

The event, which marks the beginning of National Catholic School’s Week, will provide the public with an opportunity to meet teachers and administration while visiting the campus. During the open house, baby items for mothers in need will be collected for the school’s Birth Choice Drive. The public is welcome to drop off donated items during the open house. . . “We are excited to meet new prospective families at our open house,” said Denise Nelson, St. Patrick Catholic School Principal. “I think they will be pleased with the warmth of our staff and all of the excellent educational choices that we have to offer.”

It’s also a great chance to check out St. Paddy’s plans for the future as seen in the above graphic. For more information on St. Pat and the open house, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Walk + Bike Carlsbad Project Launches

by The Editors on January 8, 2015

Walkbikecbad LogoWe’ve been biking and walking Carlsbadistan for a while now, but we’re glad to see the City of Carlsbad getting behind the program as well with the new Bike & Walk Carlsbad Project. The project is. . .

. . . a campaign to promote walking and biking in Carlsbad, just in time for those seeking fitness and lifestyle changes in the new year. The 12-month effort, funded with a grant by the San Diego Association of Governments, will encourage more walking and biking throughout the city, with a special emphasis on the Village area. . . City of Carlsbad Associate Planner Pam Drew said Carlsbad is a perfect place for a campaign like Walk + Bike. . . “With new bike racks, bike lanes and lighting, it is easier than ever to walk and bike in Carlsbad Village,” said Drew, who is overseeing the campaign for the city. “Walk + Bike fits right in with the community’s values around healthy lifestyles, connectivity, sustainability and economic vitality.”

And if this works well, maybe the City can close a few Carlsbad Village streets to automobile traffic entirely. . . guess we can dream, huh? For the official word from the City and The San Diego Association of Governments, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Berkley Hart Selis Twang At NVA

by The Editors on January 5, 2015

The local Carlsbad music scene keeps rolling this weekend with a January 9 &10, 2015 performance by Berkley Hart Selis Twang at the New Village Arts Theatre. The group made up of seven-time San Diego Music Award winner Eve Selis, and Marc Intravaia, Jeff Berkley and Calman Hart.

The New Village Arts Theatre is located in the heart of Carlsbad Village at 2787 State Street. Show starts at 8 PM. Click here for tickets.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]

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Cody Lovaas To Play Carlsbad Village Theater

by The Editors on January 2, 2015

San Diego Music Award’s Best New Artist, Cody Lovaas, will take the stage at The Carlsbad Village Theater on January 10, 2015 at 8 PM for an all-ages show presented by The Belly Up. The San Diego-raised singer/songwriter is best known for his soft rock acoustic genre, singing original songs about surfing and the California coast. Loaves will showcase his original songs including, “Take a Ride.”

“There is nothing better than getting up on stage in front of a San Diego crowd and playing music that makes everyone feel good,” said Lovaas. “I am inspired by the ocean, surfing and the San Diego lifestyle. I have been playing music since I was seven years old and it has been a very fun journey ever since.”

For the official word including show times and ticket prices please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Tamarack Restooms Get Needed Upgrade

by The Editors on January 2, 2015

Tamarack State Beach

The restrooms at Carlsbad State Beach near Tamarack Avenue will be closed starting Monday, Dec. 29, through the end of January for some long-awaited maintenance and upgrades. Temporary restrooms will be available in the Tamarack Avenue parking lot, and restrooms at the Pine Avenue ramp will remain open, with extended hours, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

The work on the restrooms will include fresh paint, an epoxy floor, new fixtures and partitions, an upgraded plumbing and electrical system, and a refurbished roof with new skylights. While the restrooms are being improved, crews will also install new hand railing to replace the corroded rails near the restrooms, as well as a new shower and drinking fountain outside. The restroom’s pump station has already been equipped with a new alarm system that will sound if there’s a spill, to prevent beach contamination.

Perfect timing. It’s been way too cold to go outside lately anyway. For the rest of the story, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Carlsbad Gets Its Arch Back

by The Editors on December 30, 2014

Last night (December 29, 2014) the official welcome gate to the Village of Carlsbad went back up in front of the Twin Inns, Neiman’s, Ocean House, whatever is in there now at the corner of Elm St. Carlsbad Village Drive and Carlsbad Blvd. We are so glad there are no dolphins on the sign. Looks great just the way it is. For the official word from the City of Carlsbad, please follow the jump.
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